Preview The Future of NASA Tech – SiliCon with Adam Savage 2021

A panel of scientists and engineers preview the future of NASA tech from the moon to Mars for Silicon with Adam Savage 2021 (Saturday, 8/28/2021). Panelists include Jeremy Vander Kam (thermal protection systems for the Mars Sample Return Earth entry vehicle and NASA’s Orion spacecraft), Christine Gregg (Automated Reconfigurable Mission Adaptive Digital Assembly Systems, or ARMADAS, project), Jonathan Morgan (aerospace engineer) Nick Cramer (Distributed Spacecraft Autonomy). Moderated by author Andy Weir (“The Martin”).

Opening Keynote – SiliCon with Adam Savage 2021

Adam Savage introduces Cady Coleman and Mary Robinette Kowel in this opening keynote for Silicon with Adam Savage 2021 (Saturday, 8/28/2021). They talk about the isolation at the International Space Station compared to the isolation of the COVID-19 shutdown, how the space program is different today with non-NASA astronauts going into space, and the differences between European and American puppetry.

Proof of Vaccination for SiliCon with Adam Savage #SHORTS

One of the expectations I raised in my video about the forthcoming SiliCon with Adam Savage (8/28-29/2021) was mask wearing (yes) and proof of vaccination (maybe). This week the San Jose City Council voted to require proof of vaccination for city run facilities like the SAP Center, the San Jose Convention Center, and the San Jose Center of Performing Arts. The mandate would not go into effect immediately to give venues time to prepare. No proof of vaccination for SiliCon with Adam Savage. Nearby restaurants may require proof of vaccination for indoor seating. Yes, you still need to wear a mask.

Can William Shatner Save SiliCon With Adam Savage?

SiliCon with Adam Savage announced their initial guest list several weeks ago. Dirk Benedict, Starbuck from the 1970s “Battlestar Galactica,” was the most notable guest. Most of the other guests were the usual suspects who showed up for Silicon Valley Comic Con. A new guest got added the next day.

William Shatner, Captain Kirk of “Star Trek: The Original Series,” will appear on Sunday only. He hosted the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” panel at SVCC 2017. That was the best run show the organizers for SVCC and SiliCon has ever put on.

Can William Shatner save SiliCon with Adam Savage?

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